The primary mission of the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center is to protect  the community and rehabilitate juvenile offenders.

The Williamson County 12-Bed Detention Center provides a short-term safe and secure environment to juveniles who are awaiting court adjudication, transfer to another jurisdiction, or who have been adjudicated as a delinquent offender. Although adjacent to the jail, all juveniles are kept out of sight and sound of adult prisoners. Williamson County also contracts with surrounding counties who do not have detention facilities and with the Department of Children's Services.


The staff is comprised of certified and well-trained full-time officers, a supervisor, and variable hours staff as needed. The facility operates in accordance with state standards developed by the Department of Children's Services.

Parental visiting hours are from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm daily, as circumstances allow.

The Juvenile Detention Center is located on the same site as the Juvenile Services Office and courtrooms.

Note: View a map and written directions to the Juvenile Detention Center.DB Website Pic
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PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), 42 U.S.C. § 15601 , et seq. , is federal legislation
aimed at eliminating sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement settings. In accordance with PREA, the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center (WCJDC) has a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Third parties may repo11 allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment occurring in WCJDC facilities to the WCJDC in writing, by telephone or in person. Such allegations should be directed to: Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center, PREA Coordinator, 408 Century Court, Franklin, TN 37064, telephone: (615) 790-5812. The WCJDC shall ensure that an administrative and/or criminal investigation is completed for allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment. Allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment will be refeITed for investigation to the Williamson County Sheriffs Office, unless the allegation does not involve potentially criminal behavior.